Tuesday, November 13, 2007

what are "paper Towels" made out of?


Jessica saw this in the bathroom at a cemetery. I love so many things about this: 1) cemeteries have bathrooms? 2) the written in word "that" 3) random capitalization 4) did you SEE all those quotation marks?

13 comments:

Jeff said...

Well, the written in word should probably be "which" so even the corrector needs correcting. I also love love love the capitalization. The quotes are still the best thing about it.

Anyhow, if they're using "Beautiful Park" as a euphemism for cemetery then "park" is, oddly, the only word that does belong in quotes... and it's not. Pretty funny

Melissa said...

Great site! What's the deal with people using quotation marks for emphasis all over the place? It's making me crazy, as I seem to see it more and more every day. Another common and incorrect way that emphasis is attempted is through the practice of capitalizing words that do not warrant capitalization.

-Melissa Donovan
Writing for Writers

Anonymous said...

I was going to say the same thing as Jeff, that "park" should be in quotes, but nothing else should...this was a good one.

Mrs. Thuro said...

I'm not sure the word "that" or "which" is needed at all.

But great sign.

Jeff said...

I think you're right, thuro. That makes the fact that someone wrote it in to correct it (using an incorrect word... or at least a less correct one) even more funny.

kevyn said...

i had to put my quotation vest on.

Shne said...

Well, they do need something to wipe off the Soylent Green.

PAPER TOWELS ARE.....PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i find it odd that someone would name a cemetarty Beautiful Park, unless it's simply another victim of ranDom capitAlization.

i'm truly blown away at the number of people who have been misled about the proper usage of quotation marks! and why they're so often put in charge of signage.

Anonymous said...

actually, i kinda like "Not into the toilet" as a catchphrase. especially for a cemetary, specifically of the pet variety.

Beautiful Park "Not into the toilet." An alternative resting place for Flippy.

Jeff said...

I swear I could hear Chris Farley's voice as I was reading this. This one is classic!

Your Holistic Life Tour Guide, Mel said...

After seeing all of the quotation marks in this one, I had to share the following. This is a direct copy of a comment left on a news story:

This woman's clothing was certainly "inappropreate." As a frequent flyier I don't want to see "clevage" on a womans body from "either end." Dress code or not the airline did the right thing. This was not a "nudist flight." If she was so "humiliated" she did't have to get back on the same airline. She's had her 15 minutes of fame so lets move on. This was really not "news."

Not sure which is more annoying, the spelling or punctuation. At least from this blog I see that not everyone slept through English class!

Beverly said...

Holy cow, it's quote mark heaven!

Suze - Manchester UK said...

I love the fact that "Jessica" had a camera with her at a funeral. But that sign - that's something else.